Winter Corporate Activities
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Team building is more than just another buzzword in Lake Placid; It's a way of life. Challenge your staff or group to a pulse-pounding adventure and discover that nothing builds camaraderie like screaming down an icy track in a bobsled, racing laps on the speed skating oval or flying head to head down Whiteface.
Experience these Olympic-inspired adventures and many more during our Gold Medal Games and Winter Olympic Challenge. Discover why thousands of Olympians have made Lake Placid a pivotal stop in their quest for gold.
Winter Olympic Challenge
The Winter Olympic Challenge is a fantasy camp for the Olympian in all of us. Light the Flame and let the games begin. The Winter Olympic Challenge is a unique opportunity to experience winter sports firsthand. Participants have the chance to speed down the 1980 bobsled run where the East Germans broke the mile a minute barrier and experience the “Champagne of Thrills”; race slalom gates at Whiteface Mountain where Phil Mahre won the 1980 silver; skate laps around the Sheffield Speedskating Oval, site of Eric Heiden’s five gold medals; shoot pucks and skate on the 1980 Olympic Arena, site of the historic “Miracle on Ice”; and much, much more over the course of a four-day, five-night stay.
The program is designed for corporations and special groups interested in promoting principles such as teamwork and accomplishment. Whether the challenge is designed by the company as an employee incentive program or used to entertain prospective clients, it is the ideal forum for bonding and encouraging a sense of personal achievement.
Skills are developed and polished with the help of world-class coaches - past, present and future Olympians. Guests will be timed and scored individually and tallied for their respective teams in their daily activities. On the closing evening of the action-packed week, gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded to the competing teams. As a non-competitive additional experience, participants have the opportunity to stroll down Main Street and visit the many alpine boutiques and Adirondack shops, relax in the spa facilities or enjoy a spectacular demonstration in ski jumping or freestyle aerial skiing at the MacKenzie-Intervale Ski Jumping Complex and adjacent Freestyle Aerial Training Center.
Guests leave with a sense of accomplishment from conquering activities they would have never tried. This is due to the encouragement and reinforcement by teammates and workmates. Many will want to return for more, but will leave with chants and cheers in their heads, utilizing this week to move ahead and push themselves through other professional and personal challenges.
Gold Medal Games
The Olympic Authority specializes in organizing corporate games that promote team building and camaraderie. Gold Medal Games is an á la carte program that are handled by a professional staff and can incorporate your company business meetings with Games scheduling, venue access, coaching, sports equipment, video taping, printed results and awards ceremonies with medals. Depending on the size of your group, the Games can be conducted over the course of an afternoon, day, weekend, or over a series of days. Combine luge rocket rides, biathlon target shooting, and a spirited hockey game or attack the slalom gates at Whiteface, bobsled on the 1980 track and throw the rock during a curling competition. The combinations are limitless; Activities include: bobsledding, biathlon, ice hockey, curling, skating/speed skating and luge (all available both summer and winter), as well as alpine and cross country skiing (available winter only).
To get involved with the Winter Corporate activities, contact: Stuart Hemsley, Corporate Development Programs Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (518) 523-1655 extn 206.
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